Dalamara Winery Xinomavro Naoussa Paliokalias 2004

Member Review by tommyvino:

100% Xinomavro (Ksee-no’-ma-vro) The predominant grape variety in Macedonia, meaning, "acid-black". The wines made from Xinomavro are known for their superb aging potential and their rich tannic character. This wine is planted on an organic estate owned single vineyard and spends about 12 months in older French oak barrels. I would really recommend decanting this wine or leaving it open overnight before drinking. A pale garnet color with moderate aromas of rose petals, baking spice, black tea, dried cranberry, and other red berries. The palate is very flavorful with dried mushroom, tobacco, prunes, black olives, and a gritty grimy mouth feel. This wine is very dry, medium bodied, with a high level of acidity, medium tannins that are hard dry and gripping, ending with a very long finish. This is a very tannic wine that is in the early stages of life. It should get even better in the next 10 to 15 years but it is already showing a lot of complexity. If you are a fan of Barolo and Barbaresco give this a shot but try to find one at least 8 to 10 years old. Only around 350 case made annually of this gem. 3/5

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Snooth User: tommyvino
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03/11/2009

100% Xinomavro (Ksee-no’-ma-vro) The predominant grape variety in Macedonia, meaning, "acid-black". The wines made from Xinomavro are known for their superb aging potential and their rich tannic character. This wine is planted on an organic estate owned single vineyard and spends about 12 months in older French oak barrels. I would really recommend decanting this wine or leaving it open overnight before drinking. A pale garnet color with moderate aromas of rose petals, baking spice, black tea, dried cranberry, and other red berries. The palate is very flavorful with dried mushroom, tobacco, prunes, black olives, and a gritty grimy mouth feel. This wine is very dry, medium bodied, with a high level of acidity, medium tannins that are hard dry and gripping, ending with a very long finish. This is a very tannic wine that is in the early stages of life. It should get even better in the next 10 to 15 years but it is already showing a lot of complexity. If you are a fan of Barolo and Barbaresco give this a shot but try to find one at least 8 to 10 years old. Only around 350 case made annually of this gem. 3/5




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